Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, talks about his interest in the whaleship Essex and the history of whaling on Nantucket. Hear more about Philbrick's historical interests and other works he has written.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.